Welcome to my blog post that once again took forever to make. For this learning project, I decided that I would learn some pronouns in ASL.
I used the second video from Sign Language 101 to learn some pronouns in ASL. I really enjoyed watching this video and learning the pronouns, but I did not watch the whole video because I have already learnt the alphabet and the numbers, or so I thought. I watched the video from the beginning of the pronoun section to the end which included a quiz at the end.
So, the quiz kinda kicked my butt a bit.
The quiz at the end gave me a good wake up call. I did not recognize all of the signs immediately and when I tried to practice my alphabet and numbers, I forgot some of the letter and numbers. I forgot the sign for D, F, X, 10, 20, and 21. Luckily a quick look at my previous learning project posts and I remembered what the signs were. Thankfully this wake-up call was the kick that I needed to practice my signs more often. Most of the signs that I learnt at the beginning of my learning project are not commonly used signs that I can associate with everyday things. Luckily, I plan on learning more signs that I can use and practice throughout my day to day life.
After the good kick in the butt, I have been practicing my signs when I am in the passenger seat on the way to and from work. This week I also learnt fourteen pronouns in ASL. I found it a lot easier to remember the pronouns because I can use them more often in my daily life. I also noticed some patterns within the pronouns, such as “ourselves” is the same motion as “we” but with a thumbs up. The patterns that I found made it a lot easier for me to remember the pronouns too.
Below is a video of me signing the pronouns that I learnt this week.
Could you guess any before I showed what they were? Comment below if you did!
Next week I plan on using the third video from Sign Language 101 to learn more signs that I can use in daily life. I also hope to stop using paper to describe what I am signing and I am working on figuring out how to use a program, with the help of my brother of course, that will allow me to add words into my videos!
Thanks for reading my blog post!